Democratic lawmaker clashes with CNN host after George Santos heckling question: ‘CNN, y’all are tripping’
Rep. Jamaal Bowman, DN.Y., mocked CNN host Erin Burnett on Friday after asking if he regretted telling Rep. George Santos, RN.Y., to resign and s wondered why she would “phrase a question that way”.
Burnett asked Bowman if he had any “regrets” for yelling at Santos to “resign” on Wednesday as Santos spoke to reporters.
“No, go now,” Bowman replied. “Come on now. CNN, y’all are tripping now. Look, this was – first of all, he should resign or be kicked out because of the laws he’s accused of breaking, violating and lying to voters. That’s number one. But number two, is heckling a horrible, evil thing?”
“Is teasing someone, is friendly banter a horribly evil thing, come on, everyone needs to clear up and figure this one out, and in a healthy democracy, dialogue and debate are essentials, #1, #2, why even frame a question that way, which feeds into this trope that as a black man, I have no right to raise my voice,” he said. he continued.
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Burnett pushed back and argued that it was a “fair question”.
“I disagree,” she said. “I think that’s a good question and here’s why. Dialogue and debate, I hear you. Wanting him to resign, I hear you. But yelling at him to resign as he talks to reporters is, in terms of decorum and behavior, is a something different, which is fine if you think it’s okay, but I think it’s a good question.
Bowman noted the list of charges against Santos, who was indicted in early May on seven counts of wire fraud, three counts of money laundering, one count of theft of public funds and two counts of misrepresentation to the House of Representatives. .
“He allegedly forged campaign finance documents and robbed people okay this is a despicable act we should be outraged by this as I was yelling at Rep Massie about guns killing children, we should be outraged by that. Listen, raising my voice is a sign of passion and intensity, it’s not a sign of anger or hate or rage or anything that should hurt anyone’s feelings. comfortable,” Bowman said.
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“Most of the support I hear from my district is that people are thrilled that elected officials are finally expressing their passion and expressing their displeasure and rage for the things that aren’t moving in Washington, Washington takes 1,000 years to move on to common sense legislation like gun control which frustrates the american people they want to see action and enjoy the passion we should all be passionate about things but be respectful and loving at the same time, that’s exactly who I am,” he said.
Burnett disagreed again and said she would take issue with someone’s “heckling” when speaking to reporters.
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“I don’t want to keep pushing the point, but I’m saying, talking to someone, and yelling, heckling them when they’re talking to reporters, that’s not really respectful, I understand you stick with that. , I get it, but I wouldn’t agree with it being respectful, but I get it, I get it. I respect your point of view,” she said.
Bowman and Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., engaged in a heated and noisy debate about gun violence in the halls of Congress in March.